Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves January 22, 2016


Monday, January 25, 2016. 10 – 11 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Dr. Kelly Klima, Carnegie Mellon University. "Using heat vulnerability indices to optimize hazard mitigation decisions in Pittsburgh, PA."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016. 9 – 9:45 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar: John Lovegrove, Meteorologist in Charge, Medford National Weather Service Office.  “An Introduction to the National Weather Service in Oregon”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Peavy 101. WR Seminar: Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Oregon State University: School of Civil and Construction Engineering & Co-director of OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure (OGSIR) Facility. "Hydroinformatics for Integrated Water Management"

Thursday, January 28, 2016. 12 - 1 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar:  Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher, University of California at Davis. "How (and why) to grow a foram: Insights from culture research and applications to paleoceanographic reconstructions"

Thursday, January 28, 2016. 4 – 5 pm, Burt 193. G&G Seminar: - Brittany Erickson, PSU. "Plasticity Effects and the Evolution of Damage Zones in Earthquake Cycle Simulations"

Friday, January 29, 2016. 10 – 11 am, Burt 193. Special Seminar:  Dr. David Wrathall, King’s College London. "Climate-scapes and Narco-scapes: Migration amidst social and environmental transformation"

Friday, January 29, 2016. 12 - 1 pm, Burt 193. Special Seminar: Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher, University of California at Davis. "An integrated approach to climate reconstructions: Linking the biology, geochemistry and ecology of marine calcifiers."

Shiloh Sundstrom Memorial Fund

Friends and colleagues of Shiloh Sundstrom are working to establish an endowed fund to honor his legacy by supporting graduate students engaged in community-based conservation efforts. We have already made tremendous progress and have raised over $7,500 in just a couple of weeks towards our ultimate goal of $25,000, the amount necessary to endow the fund. Here is a letter describing the purpose of the fund and how to contribute.

Salmon Bowl 2016 - Saturday, February 27th

Looking for a fun and exciting way to get involved with marine science outreach? The Salmon Bowl is a high school marine science competition and one of 25 regional bowls from throughout the country. The 19th Annual Salmon Bowl will host 18 high school teams from Oregon (and Idaho). Game rounds last all day starting at 8 AM in Burt and Wilkinson Halls. The exciting and competitive final rounds will be in Gilfillan Auditorium at 3:45PM! Come join in on the excitement and show your support for these fantastic students! For more information about grading needs, volunteering during the rounds, or helping with day- and week-of preparations, email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com.

From Bivalves to Beaches

From Bivalves to Beaches: Ocean Acidification on the Oregon Coast. Public Panel hosted by HMSC and the Union of Concerned Scientists, Thurs. Jan 28th, 5:00 to 7:00. Location: HMSC Auditorium. Panelists are Dr. George Waldbusser (OSU-CEOAS), Alan Barton (Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery), Dr. Francis Chan (OSU-IB), and Emily Heffling (Union of Concerned Scientists). RSVP

Oregon “Mandatory” Sick Time Law – Effective 01/01/16

What does it mean for OSU?
Please read the general information regarding this law, and overview of related OSU policies, rules and regulations, found on the Office of Human resources website.

What has changed in the EmpCenter Timekeeping system?
See the What's New page for details about the changes to the EmpCenter and the announcement for the open lab schedule for students, temporary employees, and their supervisors.

Attention all Supervisors/Managers

The Online Position Description and Recruiting System will be upgraded in January 2016.  The upgrade and implementation process could impact recruitments and postings planned for the January, 2016 time frame.

How will it impact you?  Please see the FOBC detailed notification to learn more.

Staff Fee Privileges (Tuition Discount): OSU Employees or Family Members Attending OSU

January 29, 2016 is the deadline to submit Staff Fee Privileges Approval Forms for OSU employees or family members attending OSU during Winter Term 2015.  The Staff Fee Privileges Approval Form, instructions, and information can be found here.  Completed forms should be returned to:  Forestry, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Business Center (FOBC) Human Resources, 154 Peavy Hall, Attn: Megan Hickman.  If you miss the deadline, please contact Megan Hickman, FOBC HR, megan.hickman@oregonstate.edu for appeal process information and instructions.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

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Photo of the Week

photo of the week
Oregon State Police and SWAT team conducting a drill near CEOAS ShipOps in Newport November 10, 2015. Photo by Stewart Lamerdin.

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